CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy wrote a piece last year that will forever remain in Clevelanders' memories.Ah, the day Cleveland got Shanked! Well, they got the last laugh for now. Congratulations, Cleveland!
Headlined "In long-suffering Cleveland, Cavaliers offer a ray of hope," he sounded like he was on Cleveland's team. However, the truth came out in the second paragraph when he judged the Cleveland Cavaliers staff for dropping confetti after the team beat the Boston Celtics in the opening game of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
Shaughnessy did not stop there. He continued to rub salt in the wounds, reminding sports fans of the championship drought, urban decline and "The Decision." Those things were interspersed between a peppering of negative adjectives to describe the city.
Fast forward to October 2016: the Cavaliers are the world champions, a successful Republican National Convention came and went, and the Cleveland Indians are the AL Central champions for the first time in nine years.
The Indians face the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the MLB Playoffs, so there is a decent chance that Shaughnessy will be gracing Cleveland with his presence once again.
Cleveland.com welcomes you back with open arms, Dan.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
And Now For More Dan Shaughnessy Bashing
Somehow I missed this little gem from last week, involving formerly butthurt Cavaliers and Indians fans: